British actress Rhona Mitra takes home an unusual souvenir whenever she returns from abroad - framed underwear.

The former star of The Practice is enchanted by the huge amount of variety in the world's underwear market, and never ends a holiday or working trip without picking up a fresh pair.

She says, "I used to collect underwear from all around the world and frame it for people as a souvenir.

"Underwear in different countries is different. It says a lot about a country - and its economy, as well. I've got toddler's underwear that's leopard print, which is slightly twisted."

22/09/2004 09:26